Junie B. Jones, Jr. Feb 8-10, 15-17, 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Admission. Presented by Springfield Theatre Centre.  springfieldtheatrecentre.com. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2...
 It’s never too late to adopt better eating habits and experiment with natural, fresh and whole foods.  Avoiding processed foods and added sugar are keys to eating a more nutritious diet....
Fairy tales are classic stories that generations of children have read or heard and usually stand the test of time. Recently, there’s been an increase in the number of “fractured” fairy tales pu...
 Recently, I was walking my 6-year-old into school when I noticed a wad of cash sticking out of her backpack. I asked where the money came from and why she was taking it to school. She admitted t...
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of visits to a tiny Asian grocery store close to the Capitol building, which has long since closed. I remember walking up the steps into the old-fashioned st...
 The holidays not only bring gift giving and family get-togethers but a plethora of movies at the multiplex.  This is the busiest time of year for the film industry, and in order to fill any...
 Books on StageNov 17-18, 11am, 3pm and 5pm Sat, 3pm Sun. A children’s ballet by the Springfield Youth Performance Group. Sensory-friendly performance at 11am Sat. $5. Hoogland Center for the A...

Lower sensory experiences during special hours

The Kidzeum of Health and Science in downtown Springfield is a high-energy, bright, colorful and sometimes noisy place where children are actively engaged, using all of their senses.  Exhibits fo...
 Do timeouts work in your household? Do they extinguish your kids’ bad behavior? Do you find detentions and other punishments used at school pretty effective too? Great! You’ll have no use fo...

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